Hyponatremia in Hospitalized Patients: A Guide for Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Health-System Costs
This webcast is based on live proceedings from the Pharmacy Learning Network 2012 Conference Series.
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Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
Mark A. Munger, PharmD, FCCP, FACC
Pharmacotherapy and Internal Medicine
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
This activity is designed for health-system pharmacists.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the morbidity, mortality, and costs of mismanaged hyponatremia
- Outline the benefits and risks of current and emerging hyponatremia pharmacotherapies, including their use in patients with comorbid conditions
- Implement evidence-based management of hyponatremia to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs
This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.
To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at www.naccme.com, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.
Release date: December 17, 2012
Expiration date: December 17, 2013
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour
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Independent Clinical Reviewer: Randolph V. Fugit, PharmD, BCPS, Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Practice, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
The planning committee comprises Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, Randolph V. Fugit, PharmD, BCPS, Mark A. Munger, PharmD, FCCP, FACC; and Kristin Ciszeski, Mary Johnson, Michael Kearney, Nick Lombardi, Randy Robbin, and John Savage, NACCME.
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Dr. Cawley: Promotional speakers bureau—Cubist
Dr. Fugit: Consultant—Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Scientific advisor—Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Promotional speakers bureau—Astellas Pharma US, Inc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
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Ms. Ciszeski, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Kearney, Mr. Robbin, and Mr. Savage have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Mr. Lombardi: Stock shareholder—Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc, ViroPharma, Inc
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Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.